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Rudy Vallee - 100% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Radio Shows Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hubert Prior Vallee, 28 July 1901, Island Pond, Vermont, USA, d. 3 July 1986, North Hollywood, California, USA. An immensely popular singer during the 20s and 30s, Vallee sang through a megaphone and is generally regarded as the first ‘crooner’ - a precursor of Russ Columbo and Bing Crosby. He was also one of the first entertainers to generate mass hysteria among h Read more

Isham Jones - 95% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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31 January 1894, Coalton, Ohio, USA, d. 19 October 1956, Hollywood, Florida, USA. A multi-instrumentalist, Jones was leading his own band by his late teens. He played mostly in the Chicago area until the early 20s, when he moved to New York. After a brief visit to the UK in 1924, he returned to form a new band, which by the end of the decade he had developed into an outstand Read more

Jack Hylton - 69% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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2 July 1892, Lancashire, England, d. 29 January 1965, London, England. Hylton was the leader of an outstanding showband, often called ‘Britain’s answer to Paul Whiteman’ because their repertoire included popular songs, novelties, light classical pieces and a few ‘hot’ jazz numbers. Hylton sang as a boy soprano in his father’s bar before turning Read more

Frankie Trumbauer - 62% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 May 1901, Carbondale, Illinois, USA, d. 11 June 1956, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. As a teenager Trumbauer played various instruments, including piano and trombone, before concentrating on the ‘C’ melody saxophone. He began leading a band while still in his teens and after military service in World War I played with several Midwestern dance bands. In the mid-20s Read more

Red Nichols - 52% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Loring Nichols, 8 May 1905, Ogden, Utah, USA, d. 28 June 1965, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Taught by his father, cornettist Nichols quickly became a highly accomplished performer. Strongly influenced by early white jazz bands, and in particular by Bix Beiderbecke, he moved to New York in the early 20s and was soon one of the busiest musicians in town. He recorded hundreds Read more

Ted Weems - 49% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1901, Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 6 May 1963, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. After learning to play the violin when he was at high school, Weems switched to trombone while attending the University of Pennsylvania. That instrument was also favoured by his brother, Art, and in 1923 the brothers formed their own band, and soon afterwards Ted Weems decided to concentrate Read more

Ray Noble - 48% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Raymond Noble, 17 December 1903, Brighton, Sussex, England, d. 2 April 1978, London, England. The son of a part-time songwriter and musician, Noble attended choir school, Dulwich College and Cambridge University before studying at the Royal College of Music. In 1926 he won a Melody Maker arranging contest and worked for music publisher Lawrence Wright and Jack Payne Read more

Jean Goldkette - 44% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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18 March 1899, Valenciennes, France, d. 24 May 1962, Santa Barbara, California, USA. A child prodigy, Goldkette toured as a concert pianist, spending several years in Greece and Russia and was still only 12 years old when he settled in America. Equipped with an astute business brain, Goldkette was soon working as a dance band pianist and joined the organization headed by Chi Read more

The Dorsey Brothers - 44% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Claude Hopkins - 38% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Claude Driskett Hopkins, 24 August 1903, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, d. 19 February 1984, New York City, New York, USA. Hopkins was born into a well-educated, middle-class family, both parents being members of the faculty of Howard University. He studied formally at Howard before starting a career as a dance band pianist. In the mid-20s he visited Europe as leader of a band a Read more

Eddy Duchin - 37% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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1 April 1909, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 February 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Immortalized by Tyrone Power, who portrayed the pianist-band leader in the movie-biography The Eddy Duchin Story, with Carmen Cavallaro providing the soundtrack keyboard work. Though trained as a pharmacist, Duchin opted to become a professional musician during the late 20s and, af Read more

Clarence Williams - 34% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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8 October 1893, Plaquemine, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 November 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Although Williams first made his mark as a pianist, singer and dancer, it was as a composer, record producer, music publisher and entrepreneur that he made a lasting impact on jazz. Before he was in his teens he had decided upon a career in showbusiness and had run away from home to Read more

Mae West - 34% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane West, 17 August 1892 (1893 is sometimes cited), Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 22 November 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. On stage from the age of five, West was billed as ‘The Baby Vamp’. She appeared in Broadway revues and plays such as Á La Broadway and Vera Violetta (both 1911), Sometime (1918), and The Mimic World (1921). She Read more

Paul Whiteman - 29% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1890, Denver, Colorado, USA, d. 29 December 1967, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. Whiteman’s father was a distinguished music teacher and a career in music seemed the most natural thing for the youngster to follow. A tall, heavily-built individual, Whiteman first learned classical violin, and in his teens was a member of the local symphony orchestra. During Worl Read more

Claude Thornhill - 28% match to Ted Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1909, Terra Haute, Indiana, USA, d. 1 July 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Thornhill studied piano formally, playing jazz with a friend, Danny Polo. In the early 30s he was resident in New York City, playing with Hal Kemp, Don Voorhees, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and many other leaders. In the mid-30s he worked with Ray Noble and André Kostelanetz. Lat Read more


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